Krabi

Krabi is a town on the west coast of southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River where it empties in Phangnga Bay.

A southern province on Thailand's Andaman seaboard with perhaps the country's oldest history of continued settlement. After dating stone tools, ancient colored pictures, beads, pottery and skeletal remains found in the province's many cliffs and caves, it is thought that Krabi has been home to Homo Sapiens since the period 25,000 - 35,000 B.C.

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In recorded times it was called the 'Ban Thai Samor', and was one of twelve towns that used, before people were widely literate, the monkey for their standard. At that time, c. 1200 A.D., Krabi was tributary to the Kingdom of Ligor, a city on the Kra Peninsula's east coast better known today as Nakhon Si Thammarat.

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Best Time To Dive

Krabi has two predominant seasons. One is the hot season and the other the wet season or the Rainy season, but we have to be more detailed. Hot season is from January to April and this is followed by the so called rain season. However rain occurs mainly in the evening hours from May to December. Unfortunately most travel guides and magazines available anywhere or on the internet are simply calling it rain season ( monsoon season) but do miss to specify at what time in fact it is really raining. This is unfortunate for the whole of Thailand. Rain Season is very different within the Kingdom of Thailand. If it comes to the south of Thailand( Krabi, Phuket, Koh Samui, Kao Lak etc. ) major rains do happen between the end of October and mid of December. But as we said earlier, it is raining mostly in the evening hours while on the day time there is a change of sun and cloudy skies. In general it is very pleasant if a rain shower is cooling of the heat and moisture in the air. Most rain does occur in the month of November where one could face 2-3 days without sunshine.

Dive Sites

There are approximately 3 dive sites diveable from thailand( krabi).

Krabi Dive Site